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Old 08-25-2013, 10:14 PM   #4711
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Sibirsky Extreme 2012 - The Toughest Ride of Them All

More changes coming to Eastern Russia.

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Connecting the railway to Hokkaido would require an undersea tunnel or another bridge.
A direct route from Hokkaido to the continent would make it possible for Japan to distribute goods to Europe via the Trans-Siberian Railway or the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) railway.
Russia is currently doing restoration work of the Trans-Siberian Railway and the BAM railway to establish a commercial artery linking Asia and Europe. The new railway is part of that plan.
"Russian Far East railway project may extend to Hokkaido"
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:14 AM   #4712
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Turns out this group of "New Zealand motorcyclists" includes a very weathly Kiwi. So who knows who paid who what sum of money to get this sort of access.


"Five New Zealand motorcyclists made a rare crossing of the world’s last Cold War frontier Thursday, riding their bikes over the heavily militarized border from North to South Korea.

The crossing was part of a 9,000-kilometer journey that began in the Russian city of Magadan and aimed to traverse the mountain 'spine' of the Korean peninsula, from Mount Paektu in the North to Mount Halla in the South."

http://www.japantoday.com/smartphone...der-crossing-2
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:44 AM   #4713
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Bmw f800gs

I have been asked several times how my BMW F800GS was rigged for my journey and also what tecnical issues I had and what has been replaced.

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I pretty much bought a used bike (2000km) which were rigged for asphalt and light gravel riding. Not built or intended for the BAM or ROB, but I got it through. I would have done several things differently today! A lightweight bike and a soft luggage setup would be much easier and more fun!
- Standard 2010 F800GS
- Zumo 660 GPS with Touratech holder
- Adventure spec Bashplate
- Adventure spec Crash bars
- Bark buster Handguards
- Wonderlicht windscreen
- Metal Mule Paniers
- Giant loop tank bag

REPLACED DURING TRIP:
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- Tyres, tyres, tyres
- Oil and filter (every 10k)
- Airfilter
- Front sprocket
- Front wheel bearings
- Front Rim (temporary solution)
- Rear brake pads (x2)

WORK DONE AFTER TRIP:
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- New tyres front and rear
- Oil and filter
- Chain, front and rear sprockets
- Replaced brake pads front and rear
- Wheel bearings and seals front
- Wheel bearings and seals rear
- Steering head bearings
- Front shocks overhauled and replaced seals
- Rear shock replaced
- Repainted all plastic parts
- Repainted all black powder coated parts
- Replaced chain protection
- Replaced temporary spring for side support with OEM one.
- Replace front rim and spokes(Excel)

The bike has been very reliable and never let me down. A great bike for on-road and light gravel use. For offroad use - choose a lighter bike :) Just my opinion. Walter has some good points here: http://www.sibirskyextreme.com/blog-2/
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #4714
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:53 PM   #4715
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:32 PM   #4716
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^ The thread tools tab at the top of each page. (I had to ask too)
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:38 PM   #4717
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Im on Tapatalk 4 too. I just press the star at the top of screen so its yellow. I tjink that's all you need to do.


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Old 09-06-2013, 12:55 PM   #4718
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DVD Trailer

I finally stitched some video clips together, to give you guys who are looking forward to a DVD from this trip, some kinda idea what to expect .... so here you go ... (set it on 720p)

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Old 09-06-2013, 01:14 PM   #4719
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:32 PM   #4720
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I have a lot of reading to catch up, but outstanding pictures.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:51 PM   #4721
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I had'nt checked this thread in a few months until now. Glad I did.

That preview is awesome Walter!
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:56 PM   #4722
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Oh, hell yeah!!! Will be checking that website every day after Jan 1st!


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I had'nt checked this thread in a few months until now. Glad I did.

That preview is awesome Walter!
I have learned that you just subscribe to Walter's reports, forever




(I noticed in the vid that Walter dropped his bike in one of those crossings. Does that mean I can tell people I ride as well as he does?)
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:34 PM   #4723
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Awesome shots and very inspirational - keen to find out more and do something similiar one day Cheers guys
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:49 PM   #4724
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Too bad we can't pre-order. I want this one.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:10 PM   #4725
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